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Fixing a SQL Server 2012 instance after moving to another drive

Originally I had three instances of SQL Server on my SSD. 2005, 2008, 2012. As I was running out of space I tried uninstalling 2005 and 2008 which I don't use any more. This failed and I unwisely ...
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Server high memory and cpu - no leads

I've been asked to troubleshoot a server hosting our application at a client's facility. The client has complained to us on two separate occasions in the last week - week and a half. In one instance ...
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SQL Server Management Studio 2012 - password lag and failure

In a new installation of SQL Server 2012 Standard, we have mixed-mode authentication enabled. Using Windows authentication, I can authenticate and use SQL Management Studio as expected. Using SQL ...
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MSSQL 2008 r2 Express: there is insufficient system memory in resource pool 'internal' to run this query

I'm experiencing this error during the lifecycle of my DotNetNuke Installation. I've change the hosting server and now I've got a Windows Server 2012 with IIS 8 an SQL server 2008 r2 Express running ...
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SQL Server Differential Backup Bloat [migrated]

I perform daily full backups of all databases. Differential backups are performed every hour. The issue I am having is that around the same time each morning, a few hours after the full backup, the ...
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Windows Server 2012 R2 Virtual Switch

We have an Dell R510 that has Windows Server 2012 R2 Core installed. We are having a problem where the guest VMs are losing their network connections but will come back after a couple of minutes. The ...
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How to plan ASP.NET app for highload? [closed]

So I'm going to build an application on ASP.NET MVC 5, MSSQL server, using WebAPI, SignalR and scheduler like Quartz.NET. I'm looking for best practices of planning good architecture for such project, ...
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What are the network prerequisites for Windows Azure Pack

I have followed many articles to install and config windows azure pack distributed, But every time I finish configuring everything, the azure pack is not working and give me different errors, seams to ...
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Running IIS and Virtualized SQL Server on same machine

I work for a small organization within the government. We maintain our own Windows Server 2003 web server on the the govt. DMZ. We have to migrate to Windows Server 2008 or 2012 by July. ...
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Migrate MSSQL 2008R2 to 2012 (new hardware)

Since hardware support for our server ends we are migrating to a new hardware and simultaneously upgrading MSSQL 2008R2 to MSSQL 2012. I searched a little bit and found some guides, but they all ...
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Windows update 2919355 causes our SQL based app perf to drop to 1/6 of previous perf

We have a VB6 app calling out to a local SQL2008R2 instance. We have had complaints about it's performance dropping considerably. After a lot of experimental research, we have determined at least 1 ...
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Setting BIG-IP LTM Virtual Server for two SQL Servers nodes

I've created BIG-IP Virtual Edition instance in Amazon EC2 using this tutorial. I've followed this tutorial to configure BIG-IP System as an MS SQL Database Proxy. There were couple things that I ...
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Upgrading SBS 2003 Premium (with SQL server) to Essentials 2012 R2

As support (and running on old hardware) is fading out for SBS 2003, we are considering upgrading to essentials R2, as suggested by microsoft. The exchange environment will be migrated to Office365, ...
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What the permission required to view all the permissions on a given database?

What permission can grant the right to view all the permissions on a given database? In my current context, the support team of a piece of software need to be able to investigate the cause of ...
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SQL Server 2008 Restored Database allows differential backup when no full exists

I restored a backup file (it's used as a template for new databases) as a new database. Normally as part of this process, I take a full backup after the restore, but this time I was called away on ...
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March 10th Patch Tuesday appears to cause SQL Server client connection problems

Since applying the full set of patches on a Win 7.1 Pro desktop and a Windows 2012 R2 Datacenter Azure server running SQL 2014, SQL Management Studio (2008 and 2014 versions) won't connect to the SQL ...
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SQL Server Windows Authentication fails after tonight's security updates: The login is from an untrusted domain

We have the following setup: One Domain Controller (DC, Server 2003 R2 Standard x64) One SQL Server (SQL, Server 2008 R2 Standard x64) some clients. All machines are in the same domain. All user ...
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MSSQL 2005 - Server Service unable to start while installing

I am trying to install MSSQL 2005 Express on an VM running Windows Server 2012. I get to the point where it installs everything but fails to start the service. I have tried checking the Log-On ...
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1xRAID 10 or 2xRAID 1 ~ SSD

I'm currently upgrading my current game server for a better redundancy. Current setup: 1x 256GB SDD (OS / Logs) and 2x 256GB (RAID 1) for (data / tempdb) as you see there is no redundancy for the the ...
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Port 1434 - Company Website hosting blocking us

We have a small network setup on a Windows Domain. We also have a company website that has the same domain name - but is actually not in any way on the domain - it's hosted elsewhere on a cheapo ...
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How do I migrate a database between servers from SQL 2008 Std to SQL 2014 Std using T-SQL without losing data?

What is the process using T-SQL to copy/move/relocate a database from one server to another? Do I need to take a log backup on the source as well and restore it on the new server? I am pretty sure ...
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AWS Command Line - Query Instance MS SQL Version

My AWS account runs approximately 50 instances. They all run Windows, but they vary between being just Windows, or running SQL Server STD or SQL Server Web. I'd like to find a way of exporting all ...
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Single node SQL Server 2014 cluster at DR environment

We are setting up a new Disaster Recovery environment. On Production we have SQL Server cluster with two nodes. For DR we decided that one node should be enough. The plan is to add the second node ...
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TCP traffic on port 1433 blocked by NAT rules

We have a SQL server that is hosted on AWS, the SQL server it not directly accessible on the internet, it relies on a NAT box to route traffic to it. We are trying to set up a Linked SQL server from ...
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SQL Server - Cant connect to instance with either windows auth or SA account

I have just installed SQL Server 2012 and I cannot connect to the new instance using any method. The instance is MSSQLServer I have attempted \MSSQLSERVER, .\MSSQLSERVER, localhost\MSSQLSERVER and ...
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Upgrading SQL Server from 2008 to 2012 doesn't respect existing install paths

Basic Information : Running Microsoft Windows Server 2008 with MS SQL Server 2008 (version 10.0.5869), trying to upgrade to SQL Server 2012. Currently working in a cloned VM of our production server ...
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Windows Server Administration - which services are safe to run internet facing?

Coming from a Linux background and now having to manage some Windows servers (2008R2 & 2012R2) I'm wondering which services are safe to run directly over the internet. The servers are all internet ...
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SQL Server Job Database name [migrated]

First time post, long time lurker. I am trying to find and write a query for what database is affected by a SQL Server job. I have checked the following: Get a list of SQL Server Agent Jobs and ...
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How to upgrade an RDS SQL Server Instance to an SSD

I'm trying to upgrade my RDS SQL Server 2012 instance from magnetic storage to an SSD. It is an instance class of db.m1.large with bring your own license. I've tried modifying the storage type, but ...
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FIPS 140-2 on Windows 2012R2 with SQL 2014

I'm attempting to set my Microsoft SQL 2014 instance to use FIPS 140-2 complaint encryption as described in this KB article for SQL 2012, but it does not appear to be working. I do not see "FIPS" ...
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Will a SQL incremental backup work for my purposes?

We are transitioning a large amount of data, in the form of a SQL database, from one location to another and the data transfer speeds are very slow but we want to cause as short of an interruption of ...
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Configure Microsoft Sql Server Reporting services to redirect to ssl

I'm setting up an SSRS 2014 install, and I would like to make everything SSL by default. Getting SSL running isn't too hard, but for some reason there seems to be no easy way to redirect the http ...
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Should I back up full-text catalogs?

I am developing a small app for SQL Server database backup (version > 2005). I intend to use VSS snapshots (component based) to back it up and supported modes are Full & differential. Is it ...
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Update SQL Service Pack Named Instance

I have an existing SQL 2008 R2 on SP3. Have another instance in use that is SQL 2008 R2 SP1 I need to update the named instance with sp1 to sp3 but i'm not getting any options. It tells me my version ...
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How do I use a domain account to connect to a MSSQL server for NPS accounting?

I'm trying to connect a Server 2008 R2 NPS to a MSSQL server for logging accounting data and I'm running into issues. I configured NPS Accounting through the "Configure Accounting" wizard and, using ...
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Unable to connect to SQL Server on live server

I have a copy of my client's database and website on my computer. There's also a matching copy of both online where my client's customers will use the website. When I test my local copy of the ...
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Error when using sp_addscriptexec

I have tried to run the following command on my server that is using sql 2008 merge replication sp_addscriptexec MyPub, '\\my-server\MSSQL\updateTablePermissions.sql', 1 and I get the following ...
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SQL Server file size

There is something I don't understand with the MSSQLServer mdf files. I have been asked to replace a file with its previous version (the database has been modified between the two versions), but when ...
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SQL server session tasks all waiting

I have a query that often completes in a fraction of a second (~200ms). Sometimes it takes 10-13 seconds to complete. Doing SET STATISTICS TIME ON it shows: SQL Server Execution Times: CPU time = ...
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Will SQL Alias compromise existing connections to [cluster name]/[database name]?

On a migration project we plan to use SQL Alias, since we learned it should be easier to use when moving databases between servers. The plan forward is to continue to move around databases to other ...
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Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) - Customize Failover Policy

On a Windows Server 2012 Windows Server Failover Cluster (WSFC) supporting a SQL 2012 AlwaysOn Failover Cluster Instance (2-node) setup - I am wondering about the following: Is there a way to trigger ...
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MS SQL Server 2014 is not able to connect to Coldfusion 11

I have Coldfusion 11 installed on my Laptop (Windows 8.1 Pro) and MS SQL Server 2014 but unable to get them talking to one another. Here are the three screenshots for your reference, please let me ...
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Is it possible to use the SQL Profiler on SQL Server 2014 Web or Express edition?

I'm a bit confused as to whether or not it is possible to use the SQL Profiler on the Web/Express edition of SQL Server. From what I've read so far people generally say "No - it was removed in SQL ...
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Is it possible to create my own custom SQL 'trigger' with Powershell?

I'm familiar with MSSQL triggers already, however they aren't fine grained enough for what I want to do. In my scenario I want the trigger to fire after a row containing certain information lands in ...
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SSPI trying to authenticate local user against domain

Our domain controller's event log is being flooded with EventID 4625 errors, "An account failed to log on." Here are some of the details from the event: Logon Type: 3 (Network) Account For Which ...
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Why is sqlservr.exe Running?

sqlserver.exe is running according to ProcessExplorer. When I kill it, it comes back later. Why? I have disabled the service in Services, and it doesn't show as "Started" even though it is clearly ...
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Reporting Services 2014 security configuration

I have some reports in SSRS 2014 that I would like to be available on demand as well as on subscription. Making them available on demand is easy to secure - just set the data source to Windows ...
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Route sql server traffic through firewall

We currently host our web application on multiple servers using Rackspace Auto Scale. This causes our outbound IP addresses to regularly change. At the same time we need to connect to an external sql ...
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Backup and Restore all databases and users SQL Server

Is there a way to backup and restore an entire SQL Server in one command (Databases, Data and Users)? I've successfully achieved this with out MySql server but can only find examples of single ...
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Un-cluster storage added to Windows Failover Cluster Manager

Forgive me if I'm mixing up terminology, I'm a DBA and trying to see if I can un-do my error here. Background: I was adding a 3rd DR site node to a Windows Server Failover Cluster to utilize AlwaysOn ...